Sunday, February 27, 2011

MILAN F/W 2011 (favourites)

 Missoni F/W 2011  
It's playful nature reminded me of Kenzo S/S 2011 

  Marco de Vincenzo F/W 2011 
It was sexy, clean, and subtle.  

 Pucci F/W 2011 
Embellished, patterned (like always), hippie glam  

Gucci F/W 2011 
Pythons, furs, colorful palettes, 70s glam (I was thinking more pimp, but let's keep it PG and formal)

There are many other shows that I really enjoyed like Ferretti, Bottega, Jil Sander, plus many more. However, these are the first few that I thought of. Can't wait for Paris! 2 days, yeah! Photos by: style and fashionologie.

Monday, February 21, 2011



photo by myvisualpleasures  

p.s. stylecaster, why are you hatin? c'mon!!



photos by huffingtonpost

Westwood's inspiration were the Londoners, which cannot be doubted, since London is known for its wide range of quirky and punk styles. Despite the fact that I'd probably never style myself in this taste (though, I am not disapproving Westwood for all you fashionistas), I appreciate the honesty and quirky touch she adds to her collections.Vivienne Westwood will always be eccentric and punk. I applaud her for that.

Monday, February 14, 2011



Have you ever heard of the saying, "when you look at a painting, you never see the same thing twice?" My first thought when I walked into Tara's presentation was "quirky" (no joke!). But then, I started to analyze the people and the scene, and I came up with "earthy." Then, I started taking about 300 photos of Tara's collection and I noticed something new every time. It was almost like exploring a new country; walking the same road everyday and noticing something new (everyday). One minute, I'd notice the obvious; shoes, silhouettes, and hair. Then, I noticed the jewelry. And then, I recgonized subtle details like the buttons and zippers. With that, I finally concluded I did not want to leave until I notice every single little detail that Tara added. To be honest, it was quite frustrating, but not the kind of frustration where you want to kick the wall. It was the kind of frustration you build when you play a fun little game and you desperately want to keep trying until you have succeeded. But enough about my self-pathetic venture into STUDY NY ...i'm not that amusing.  

I asked Tara what her inspiration was for this collection, and she pointed to her mother. That was the sweetest and biggest honor anyone can carry. I'm unaware of how much of her mother she put into STUDY NY, but I did notice the looks explored a school teacher from earlier decades, specifically the 70s.  She played with florals, trousers, and most importantly, textures. Her line incorporates textures and fabrics, such as wools, knits, cotton, and wild silk from Madagascar, among other textures that I was tempted to touch and feel. The silhouettes of the jackets and blazers followed through with a continuing motif for F/W 2011-2012;  asymmetrical details on the collar. The jewelry was designed and developed by DLC BROOKLYN. I loved the vintage-inspired pins me DLC! ;)

Overall, STUDY NY's looks were generally laid back, "slouchy," and stuck to earth tones. The mood of the presentation was so mellow, I completely felt happy and free after I left. Now...if only I can snag St James's tight knit maxi skirt, along with one of her trousers. Then, I'd be completely happy and free!



STUDY NY by Tara St. James Presentation A/W 2011 (review posted in a few)!
Lincoln Centre